We all read news. Whether it be fun stories about toddlers and how they’re afraid of their own shadow, or news about the latest natural disaster. Without news, we all would be uninformed and uneducated.
On Monday, March 6, a poll was sent out to all NHHS students, asking what sources each individual uses most often and where they get their news from. They could pick as many of the options as they wanted. 68 responses were recorded: 31% from seniors, 16% juniors, 22% sophomores, and 31% freshmen.
According to the results, and although Facebook and Fox News were close behind, Snapchat is the most commonly used source of news among NHHS students, at 18%. Fox News took almost 16% of the responses, Facebook with 15%, CNN with 13%, and Instagram with 12%. Other options listed-- BBC News, ABC News, Yahoo, and Google News-- were ranked with a total of 26%.
Students were also asked in the form, “what social media sites do you use most often, generally?” The results of this poll showed Snapchat usage amongst students at 29%. Instagram placed second with 27% and Facebook with 22%.
Below is a visual representation of how the results fell in regard to the news we at NHHS use most often. The size of the words represents the frequency of each source’s use.